“Whether you’re a beginning quilter or long-time enthusiast this is one for the book shelf. This wonderfully organized guide covers a wealth of quilting techniques, tools, and design ideas in painstaking detail.”–Butterick Home Catalog
“This practical, well-organized reference [is] chock-full of creative inspiration…a gallery of stunning quilts [is] sure to inspire.”–Sew News
From shoofly blocks and Suffolk puffs to folded stars and four-patch pinwheels, this unique volume presents both simple, traditional quilting designs and elaborate investigations of color and pattern. Quilters of all levels will enjoy exploring the anatomy of a quilt in progress–the top layer, batting, backing, border, blocks, stitching, and sashing–and constructing the variety of blocks displayed in fabulous color photos. And busy stitchers will certainly appreciate sections on rotary cutting and speed piecing that give satisfying results in half the time. With this much information and inspiration, anyone can make heirloom-quality quilts to show off and treasure.